Let the Evolution Continue
Period Stories wants to bring awareness to the changes women entering menopause face. Let’s share stories of triumph and struggle to encourage each other on this journey.
Don’t Sweat The Small Stufff
Vaginal dryness is one of the most common changes experienced by menopausal and sometimes perimenopausal females. This occurs because of the decrease in estrogen and leads the the vaginal tissue becoming thinner and less elastic.
Roughly 50% of women develop symptoms related to the decreased estrogen levels on the vaginal tissue. Women are unable to painlessly engage in intercourse with their partners. They are at greater risk for recurring urinary tract infections and in extreme cases may develop closure of the vaginal opening.
There is treatment! Please speak to your provider about the struggle.
Treating Vaginal Dryness
What Happened To My Vagina
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is the name given to the collection of signs and symptoms that many postmenopausal women experience. Patients may experience vaginal dryness, burning, fissures (cuts or cracks in the vagina) or pain with intercourse and this is usually related to a decrease in estrogen and other vital hormones.